Originally written on New England Sports React  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Dwight Howard to the Lakers?

Reports are surfacing that the Orland Magic Center is working his way to end up playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and finally leaving Orlando. Multiple teams would need to be involved in the trade of this magnitude to work in the new collective bargaining agreement in the NBA. Howard has been disgusted with the Orlando Magic not giving him enough pieces to win an NBA ring and is seeking elsewhere to win an NBA title. The rumored deal involves the Cleveland Cavaliers receiving Andrew Bynum and Orlando getting Anderson Varejo and a ton of draft picks. This is all speculation and may never happen due to the complexity of the deal.

The NBA is developing into a big-3 era and superstar athletes are pairing together and increasing their own personal aspirations of winning a championship. These types of moves hurt smaller market teams such as Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers who can’t court the big superstars to their teams and end up never winning an NBA championship. The balance in the NBA is shifting to BIG-market teams and there is no equality among the teams. Players like Howard can’t be respected as Larry Bird, or Patrick Ewing who stood out as franchise players on their respective teams and played majority of NBA careers on these teams to aid them on a championship run. Today’s players are too spoiled with the options of going anywhere they please. Players are so happy and say all the right words once they get drafted and when they don’t have this NBA ring on their finger by their 3rd season they start complaining and continue to make themselves look foolish. You can add Dwight Howard to the list of unhappy superstars that need to have that ring to cement themselves as the greatest. I lose a ton of respect of an athlete that puts his/her own accomplishments in front of the team and the fans. I feel bad for the fans that pay ticket prices and merchandise prices to buy an athlete’s jersey just to see them leave in a few years.

-Jay Schotter


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